Get special education pricing on Apple MacBook, iMac and MacBook Air when you shop for university
It’s not extra special because you’ve got it in-store - you’ve just guaranteed yourself a full-priced item. Generally, the price for items at an Apple store will remain the same price they until the day they are discontinued - they don’t discount.
Get up to 10% off with Apple Education pricing
As a student, you can get access to the legendary Apple Store for education. It’s not just students, but also teachers and education staff can get up to 10% off Apple items. You can do this online, via NUS and Unidays.
HOWEVER, it only discounts on items that would be useful for university - such as MacBooks (10%). Things like iPads get a smaller discount (5%) because you don’t really need it for uni.
Make sure you’re buying from an Apple Authorised Reseller
If you’ve spotted an Apple bargain, that seems too good to be true - and the seller isn’t an authorised one - you’re right, it is too good to be true. Don’t waste your cash and find out where your closest Apple Premium Reseller is.
Buy Apple Certified refurbished products
Discover Apple-certified iPad, Mac, iPod and Mac accessories at once-in-a-lifetime prices. Before Apple put a refurbished Mac, iPod, iPad or Apple TV up for sale in Special Deals, it undergoes rigorous refurbishment process to make sure it's up to Apple's touch quality standards. They also back it with standard one-year limited warranty. And you have the option of purchasing an AppleCare product for it.
Buy the previous generation
You’ve seen the queues of thousands of people waiting to get the new iPhone/Apple product right? When it comes to Apple products, people seem to think new is better, so sell of their old products. This mean you can save a lot of money buy buying the previous version of an Apple product.
If you’re not a heavy-duty user and actually need the faster hardware - there’s no real reason not to do it.
Don't buy products that are going to be discontinued
Here’s what you don’t want happening - you buy your new lovely phone (not the newest model - because you couldn’t afford that), but find out four months later that it’s been discontinued, so you’re spending the same amount of money on a product that the next phone up is going to cost. It’s worth waiting and knowing when this is going to happen.
Check out the MacRumors Buyers Guide to see if the model will be replaced soon.
Make the most of your warranty
Apple’s customer service is amazing, so if there is anything slightly wrong with your Apple product - take it back straight away and they’ll sort it out for you. This also includes accessories, such as leads and cables which are really easy to break.